News – Cavendish at Vattenfall Cyclassics


In between outings on the track to try and get Olympic qualifying points, Mark Cavendish will be racing at the Vattenfall Cyclassics

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News – Cavendish at Vattenfall Cyclassics

Etixx – Quick-Step reveals that Tom Boonen and Mark Cavendish will be racing the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Germany this weekend

The Vattenfall Cyclassics is a 221.3km one-day race on August 23rd taking place in the city of Hamburg (Germany) and is part of the UCI WorldTour. It’s known as a race suited for sprinters, with many of the top specialists of the peloton winning previous editions.

However, it isn’t a flat run into the finish. There are several short, but steep climbs the riders must first get over before regrouping on the flat section heading into the finale. “We have a competitive team at the start able to get into the actions in the final,” Sport Director Brian Holm said.

“Julian Alaphilippe, for example, is coming off a top 10 overall finish Eneco Tour, and he will be at the start. Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen will also participate and could be a factor in case of a bunch kick. We have a strong team that is ready to be a protagonist and go for a good result.”

Tony Martin, who required surgery after breaking his collarbone as consequence of a crash in Le Tour de France Stage 6, returns to competition “I’m really happy to start my comeback with a race in my home country,” Martin said. “There are not a lot of races in Germany, so to participate in one is really nice. I’ve only participated in this race one time before, and it was in 2008, so it was a while ago”.

“I’m happy I can come back and compete in this race again. I have recovered from my injury, so I am ready to build up for the last part of my season. I have to be realistic, this is my first race after a few weeks off. I am going there to support the team and focus on building my condition. Then after my race I will race Poitou Charentes”.

23.08 Vattenfall Cyclassics (GER) 1.UWT

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
Tom Boonen (BEL)
Mark Cavendish (GBR)
Tony Martin (GER)
Mark Renshaw (AUS)
Fabio Sabatini (ITA)
Stijn Vandenbergh (BEL)
Julien Vermote (BEL)

Sports Director Brian Holm (DEN)

Length 221.3 km
Start 10:55
Finish 16:20
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